Canada Revenue Agency

Canada Revenue Agency

August 07, 2009 16:57 ET

New Chair for the Canada Revenue Agency Board of Management

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 7, 2009) - The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State (Agriculture and Agri-Food), is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Susan J. McArthur as chair to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Board of Management. Ms. McArthur is Managing Director of Jacob Securities Inc., an investment banking firm specializing in renewable energy, oil and gas, mining, and infrastructure.

"Ms. McArthur's 20 years of experience in international and domestic investment banking, as well as her work on a number of public company and not-for-profit boards, will help strengthen the Board's important oversight role," said Minister Blackburn. The Minister went on to add that "the Board is an integral part of the Agency's unique governance structure and I am confident that the new Chair of the Board, alongside her provincial/territorial and federal appointees, will make significant contributions to the work of the Board in the years to come."

While the Minister of National Revenue retains full accountability to Parliament and to Canadian citizens for all CRA activities, the Board of Management is responsible for overseeing the organization and administration of the Agency and the management of its resources, services, property, personnel, and contracts. The Board brings a forward-looking, strategic perspective to the CRA's operations and fosters sound management and service delivery. More information on the Board of Management can be found at: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/brd/menu-eng.html.

Contact Information

  • Canada Revenue Agency
    Noel Carisse
    Media Relations
    613-952-9184
    or
    Office of the Minister of National Revenue
    Natalie Boileau
    Acting Director of Communications
    613-995-2960